Mechanic (Motor Equipment Repair/Welder)

Posting Date: September 27, 2023

Department: Department of Public Works
Job Title: Mechanic (Motor Equipment Repair/Welder)
Vacancies: One (1) permanent full-time
Civil Service: Yes (Labor Service, Provisional)
Union Eligible: Yes, AFSCME Local 193
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-3:00PM

**$56,835.18--$57,995.08 - Year 1
*$61,186.88 - Year 2
*$62,019.21 - Year 3

• Perform skilled repair and maintenance of motor equipment.
• Inspect and troubleshoot gasoline and diesel internal combustion and engine-powered vehicles and other engine-powered equipment.
• Do tune-ups, repair electrical systems, adjust brakes and clutches, adjust or replace carburetors, do front end work such as wheel alignments.
• Remove and replace clutches and transmission, remove and disassemble diesel and gasoline engines.
• Replace faulty or worn parts, grind valves, and perform engine overhauls.
• Perform auto bodywork and related welding and metal working duties.
• Knowledge of 2 and 4 cycle engines plus repair and maintenance.
• Repair and maintain grass cutting and snow and ice equipment.
• May also perform preventative maintenance tasks, such as, lubrication and replacement of oil filters and other similar duties.
• Perform other duties as need, such as, irrigation and sprinkler repairs.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Ability to perform above mentioned work; also, possess a Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License and Massachusetts Hoisting License through the Engineering Division of the Office of Public Safety and Inspection properly executed for all equipment used by the DPW. Pre-certification of mechanical experience requested. A Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License Class B with Airbrakes required within six months of appointment, if not already obtained. Priority will be given to applicants in possession of a valid CDL Class B/Hoisting licenses. Bilingual/bicultural candidates strongly encouraged to apply. When applicants are substantially similar in terms of qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have resided in the City of Lynn for a continuous twelve-month period prior to the date of posting.

*Please note that the salary scale is projected according to contractually negotiated salary increases between the City and AFSCME Local 193 through Fiscal Year 2025. Year 2 and Year 3 increases take effect July 1, 2024.

**Salary rates effective July 1, 2023.

How To Apply
A completed application, can be submitted via:

- Email ([email protected])
- Regular Post

- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

Job Title: “DPW Mechanic"


The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-4000 or email us at [email protected].